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A donor heart beating in a mechanical system which keeps it warm, oxygenated, with nutrient enriched blood pumping through.

I’m too fascinated to not to reblog this again

ok, thats really cool

I’m not sure whether to feel fascinated or a tad disgusted-

Reblogging anyway.

The new technology is remarkable. 

This is so wicked cool

actually, it isn’t technology that keeps it beating

the heart has an intrinsic ability to beat - which is to say that it does not depend on neural impulses from the brain to continue beating (while regulation of heartbeat is another topic entirely)

so it will continue to beat even if all nerve connections are severed, as long as it is supplied with nutrients, oxygen, and warmth

(Source: science-is-everything)

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